I know from fourteen years' experience on the Council how important it is to listen to our citizens.
I am walking door-to-door to talk to voters and to hear what each of your has to say. I want to learn what Sebastopol looks like to your from your front doorstep and how you experience our community.
If I've missed you or if you have another comment, please feel welcome to call or email me. Tell me the issues you face living here and the ideas you have to improve our town.
We have seen many positive changes in town. We have challenges ahead: affordable housing, emergency preparedness, traffic, and parking. Working together we can address these challenges successfully.
My experience will help us find the solutions.
As the longest-serving Council Member, I am proud of Sebastopol's accomplishments.
Vote to re-elect me on November 6 and I will continue to work for you.
Very truly yours,
Sarah Glade Gurney
Sebastopol City Council Member
Candidate for City Council 2018
Sarah Gurney's approach to governing with cooperation and collaboration make her an ideal Council Member for Peacetown USA.
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Sarah has been an environmental stalwart for can community builder for fourteen years. She reflects Sebastopol's community values: sustainability, caring, civility. She is a great leader for our town.
"The Local 24 Sebastopol Shuttle is now free! And all thanks to Sarah and her creative thinking. From public transportation to zero waste, Sarah is always looking for innovative ways to help Sebastopol be as green as we can be. It’s a delight to work with her!"
Sarah was instrumental in the building of the Living Peace Wall.
We couldn’t have done it without her. I’m forever grateful for her help.
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I support our efforts to build more houses and smaller ones. I will work to build Affordable Housing for the workforce and housing made more affordable by design. I hope to identify potential housing sites and reach out to development partners.
Our emergency responders need adequate funding , equipment, and training. I want our citizens to prepare to be self-supporting during a major disaster.
I voted to approve a balanced budget, including a five-year forecast and adding to our reserves while preserving and enhancing City services. I work to connect our residents with the City staff member who can best assist them. I seek input from our citizens, study our complex issues, and ask questions of our staff so that we can make informed decisions for the community good.
I make every decision with Sebastopol's economic vitality and small town character in mind. It is important that we have as many services available here as we can so Sebastopol remains the "Hub of the West County." In collaboration with local groups and the City's outreach coordinator, I have initiated marketing campaigns for our unique town.
I want our City government, businesses, and community to work toward Zero Waste and Zero Net Energy. I encourage all of us to use alternative transportation: walk when possible, bike if safe, and ride the FREE Local Shuttle #24. I seek funding to maintain and expand our Laguna Preserve. I recommend that our City work with the County and Caltrans to reduce traffic congestion downtown.
I have been honored to serve in leadership roles the City Council has selected me to be Mayor and Vice Mayor. I was elected Chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority for two years. This year I led the Council in efforts such as the FREE Local Shuttle #24, the Bodega Avenue Safety Corridor, and the joint application with Fifth District Supervisor Linda Hopkins to improve Ragle Road.
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